Commentary: January 2014 Archives

The Desolation of SmaugSo we went along to see the next Hobbit movie tonight.

Not bad, but not hugely great.

I mean it's a visual spectacle of course, but it felt really like a whole bunch of very long (and quite ridiculous) action scenes.  

The river scene was very much in the "yeah right" zone (much like Kingdom of the Crystal Skull).

I don't really remember the book (it took me over a year to read it in ~2000-2001) - all I remember is each chapter was one little adventure with danger and rescue, and then the chapter ended and there'd be no incentive to keep reading.  So I don't know how much of the movie wasn't in the book (apparently a lot of it, according to one review I read on IMDB).

Anyways, enjoyed it on the big screen, but not as good as the first one.

Twenty years on

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We were scanning more photos of Dad tonight and came across this photo of him taken outside our church as it burnt down on January 8, 1994.  I believe this photo appeared in the Leader in 1994.  Well last week the same photo appeared in the Leader again for the twentieth anniversary of the fires.

Church burnt down, January 1994 Bushfires


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Also today ... significant day ..

I've been blogging for eleven years today .. happy blogiversary to me!

Also today marks the twentieth anniversary of the bushfires that tore through Como and Jannali in 1994, destroying our church and many of our friends' homes.

And it's David Bowie's birthday.

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